I don't recommend aspirin for dogs as I've seen dogs get bleeding ulcers from just one dose. If your dog is in pain you need to take it to a Vet and get a 'doggie' pain medication for it, they are much safer and the dosage can be calculated properly. Adding Glucosmine/Chondroitin helps with LP.
Thanks for the advice ladies! I've never given aspirin to my chi before, but I wanted something on hand on days when she seems a bit stiff. I usually have torbutrol from the vet but I've run out - I typically don't like to give this to her though, as it makes her very very sleepy.
I do supplement with glucosamine/chondroitin, but I can't tell if it's working or not. I give her Zuke's Hip Action. I have Glyco-Flex soft chews as well, which is a far superior product as far I can tell, but she flat out REFUSES to eat them. Any tips?
Asprin is not great for dogs however it is the ONLY over the counter pain med reccomend, (accutally baby aspirn) on a full stomach, and only if really needed. Its hard on the liver and kidneys, but most of the animal anti-inflamitorys are thats why animals require a blood test to be on them for longer periods of time. Not sure of the dosage, Id go to a vet and not take any chances